Algerian lawyer Ali Boumendjel was ‘tortured and murdered’ by the French army during the war in Algeria. Photo: AFP Algerian lawyer Ali Boumendjel was ‘tortured and murdered’ by the French army during the war in Algeria. Photo: AFP
Algerian lawyer Ali Boumendjel was ‘tortured and murdered’ by the French army during the war in Algeria. Photo: AFP

French army ‘tortured and murdered’ Algerian independence figure Ali Boumendjel, President Macron admits

  • France ruled Algeria for more than a hundred years and the independence war from 1954-62 left 1.5 million Algerians dead
  • Authorities previously claimed Ali committed suicide in detention, a lie his widow and family members campaigned to see overturned

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Algerian lawyer Ali Boumendjel was ‘tortured and murdered’ by the French army during the war in Algeria. Photo: AFP Algerian lawyer Ali Boumendjel was ‘tortured and murdered’ by the French army during the war in Algeria. Photo: AFP
Algerian lawyer Ali Boumendjel was ‘tortured and murdered’ by the French army during the war in Algeria. Photo: AFP
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